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Seth Rogen And Zac Efron Battle It Out As 'Neighbors' (Watch The Trailer)

September 3rd, 2013 11:06am EDT
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Seth Rogen and Zac Efron are set to do battle in Spring 2014 comedy Neighbors.

The new red band trailer for the film reveals that all-out war between the two, who play neighbors in a small college town.

Rogen and Rose Byrne play a young couple with a newborn baby living in a small town when a college fraternity, let by Efron, moves into the house next door.

Things look good at first, but when the rowdy parties at the frat house begin happening, Rogen declares war on his new neighbors.

"Neighbors", directed by Nick Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek), opens in theat...
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Top 10 Stars Who Are Always Typecast In Their Movies

July 20th, 2013 11:00am EDT
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People tend to judge a movie by its cast. For example, when you see Adam Sandler on the poster of a new movie, you'll expect it to be a family comedy. We all know the saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover," but how can we not?

We at Starpulse would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our favorite actors and actresses who have been diagnosed with a severe case of typecastitis. Symptoms: playing a certain type of character for way too long, earning nicknames like “Hollywood’s bad girl,” and people being able to guess an entire movie’s plot-line just by seeing the actor’s face on ...
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'This Is The End' Reveals Hilarious Red Band Trailer

December 21st, 2012 12:07pm EST
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Consider us excited for This is the End after watching this hilarious red band trailer.

In the uncut look at the film, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill and Danny McBride must survive the end of the world (great timing on the trailer release). The best part, perhaps, is that they are playing themselves.

Holed up in Franco's home in California, the actors need to survive the apocalypse and each other. The trailer is full of nasty jokes and over-the-top gore. Check it out!

This Red Band trailer is recommended for viewers over the age of 17
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Seth Rogen & Wife Granted Permanent Restraining Order Against Fan

August 12th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
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A judge granted Seth Rogen and his actress wife Lauren Miller a permanent restraining order against a man who was arrested outside the couple's Los Angeles home in July.

Miller claimed she was scared of Yasin Ajani after he attempted to gain access to their home.

Ajani reportedly told the couple's maid he was a friend with a package to deliver, but she refused to let him in the house. Ajani allegedly jumped over a fence and parked himself on a sofa in the couple's front yard before police arrived and arrested him for criminal trespass.

Ajani was ordered to stay at least 200 yards away fr...
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Unstable Fan Arrested For Stalking Seth Rogen's Wife

July 20th, 2012 8:45am EDT
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Actress Lauren Miller received a temporary restraining order against a man who was arrested outside her and husband Seth Rogen's Los Angeles home on Monday.

Yasin Ajani, 31, attempted to gain access to her home by telling the couple's maid he was a friend who had a package to deliver.

The maid refused let him in the house, according to documents obtained by TMZ.com. However, Ajani allegedly jumped over a fence and made himself comfortable on a sofa in the couple's front yard. Police were called to the home and arrested Ajani for criminal trespass.

Miller says she is "fearful that Ajani ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'American Reunion,' 'Damsels In Distress,' & More

April 2nd, 2012 1:00pm EDT
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In addition to interviewing Fran Kranz and Kristen Connolly from “The Cabin in the Woods” last week, I also spoke with author Dana Fredsti about her new zombie book Plague Town, which comes out on Tuesday. We talked about her book, her connection to the cult classic “Army of Darkness,” and about this season of “The Walking Dead.” If you haven’t seen my interview yet, definitely check it out.

This week you’ll have the opportunity to see the “American Pie” gang back together again in “American Reunion,” the college comedy “Damsels in Distress,” the Morgan Spurlock documentary “Comic-Co...
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'Neighborhood Watch' Trailers Pulled From Florida Theaters After Trayvon Martin Shooting

March 28th, 2012 8:37am EDT
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Film bosses have pulled early trailers for new Seth Rogen comedy Neighborhood Watch from Florida cinemas following the shooting of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin.

The 17-year-old student was gunned down in Sanford by a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, last month. Zimmerman has not been arrested, with his lawyer claiming the 28 year old was acting in self-defense when he shot unarmed Martin.

The teenager's death is continuing to cause outrage in the U.S., and executives at Twentieth Century Fox have made the decision to pull early promotional material for the upc...
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Seth Rogen Didn't Make Wife Sign A Prenup

January 19th, 2012 8:43am EST
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Happily married Seth Rogen refused to force his new wife to sign a prenuptial agreement before they wed - because he's convinced she's worth every penny he owns.

The star wed his longtime girlfriend Lauren Miller in October but unlike most celebrity couples, the two decided against signing legal documents to protect the actor's assets in the event of a divorce.

And Rogen insists such a contact wasn't necessary.

He tells Us Weekly, "If I lose millions, then it'll be the best millions I've spent."

The pair has only been married for a few months, but the funnyman is certain he's already ch...
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Celebrities That Turn 30 in 2012

January 2nd, 2012 8:00am EST
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It's hard to believe for many of us the 1982 was 30 years ago. In that year, Ronald Reagan was President, Joe Montana was the Superbowl XVI MVP and the space shuttle Columbia made its first mission.

In movies, E.T., Tootsie and Gandhi ruled the box office while Chariots of Fire took best picture at the Academy Awards that year. Also taking home Oscar gold for best actor and actress in 1982 respectively were Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda for On Golden Pond. In music Michael Jackson released Thriller which sold more than 25 million copies, becoming the biggest selling album in history.

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Seth Rogen Won't Rule Out 'Pineapple Express' Sequel

December 24th, 2011 11:00am EST
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Seth Rogen is keen to reteam with James Franco in a sequel to their 2008 movie Pineapple Express.

In the comedy drama film, the actors played stoners who go on the run after accidentally witnessing a murder.

And now Rogen is eyeing a return to the film and admits Franco and himself often joke about reprising their characters.

He tells EOnline.com, "I don't think it's so precious that I wouldn't want to ruin it with a sequel. So yeah, I would be (into it).

"We talk about it. We joke around about it."
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5 Best Movies On The Humorous Side Of Child Endangerment

December 9th, 2011 10:00am EST
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Why do we love R-rated comedy? Answer: The swearing is better. This sex is more comical. The shenanigans are more extreme. What makes any R-rated comedy better? Answer: Children.

The addition of children to any hilarious movie only makes that movie more hilarious. Having kids along for the ride takes all the things we love about these films and intensifies them. Having a kid in the car during a chase scene makes the danger more real and more frightening (hence the title of this column). Swearing, the lifeblood of any R-rated comedy, seems all the more taboo when it’s done in front of kids....
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Seth Rogen Feared Audiences Wouldn't Take Him Seriously In '50/50'

November 27th, 2011 11:00am EST
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Comedy actor Seth Rogen worried about filming serious scenes in cancer movie 50/50 in case his dramatic performance came across as "false."

Rogen plays the best friend of a sick man, portrayed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and several parts of the movie take on a sombre tone.

But the Knocked Up star feared his past roles would make cinema goers doubt his sincerity.

He tells Sky News, "The serious scenes scared me a lot more than the comedy scenes. There are some scenes that are not played for laughs... and I was much more worried about that than the comedic scenes.

"Those had a lot more pote...
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Andy Samberg Sued Over Rihanna And Seth Rogen 'SNL' Skits

November 4th, 2011 3:28pm EDT
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Funnyman Andy Samberg is facing allegations of copyright infringement over two songs he performed with Rihanna and Seth Rogen on hit comedy show Saturday Night Live.

Musicians Aleric Banks, aka Rick Tha Ruler, and Monique Hines claim they composed the music Samberg and his The Lonely Island band mates used on their Rihanna collaboration Shy Ronnie and the Rogen-assisted Like a Boss.

The duo accuses Samberg of taking the tunes and putting his own comedic lyrics to them for musical skits on SNL.

The digital shorts, which aired in 2009, have since become big hits on YouTube.com - Like a ...
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Seth Rogen To Star In Phone Sex Movie With New Wife

November 3rd, 2011 8:15pm EDT
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Actor Seth Rogen has landed a raunchy role in his wife Lauren Miller's new comedy - as a saucy airplane pilot.

The funnyman recently began shooting scenes for upcoming movie "For a Good Time, Call...," and admits it was the first time he has had a chance to work with Miller, who he married last month.

He tells Esquire magazine, "She (Miller) wrote this movie called 'For a Good Time, Call...' about two girls who start a phone sex line, and I play one of the callers, an airplane pilot.

"We were figuring what kind of people would actually call phone sex lines and we thought airplane pilots ...
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Seth Rogen Marries Longtime Girlfriend Lauren Miller

October 3rd, 2011 12:00pm EDT
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Seth Rogen got married over the weekend to longtime girlfriend and writer Lauren Miller, confirms Us Weekly. The 50/50 star celebrated the occasion with several friends from the Judd Apatow circle of comedians.

Guests to the Jewish wedding at Kunde Estate in Sonoma, California included Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, Craig Robinson, Judd Apatow and wife Leslie Mann.

Seth Rogen shared the story of how he proposed on the first episode of Conan. Too anxious from keeping the secret from his girlfriend once he bought the ring (he described it as "holding onto a truckload of heroin" and expecting the ...
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt's '50/50' Head Shaving Scene Was Improvised

September 30th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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The posters for the new movie 50/50 already give away one of the major scenes. Joseph Gordon-Levitt shaves his head on camera. He plays a man coping with a cancer in which he has a 50 percent chance of surviving. Seth Rogen plays his supportive friend, and as the film’s producer joked about the iconic scene.

“We did it twice, six months apart,” Rogen said while doing press at the Toronto International Film Festival. “Yeah, we only could do that once and we improvised it for the most part, which could’ve been the stupidest thing anyone’s ever done because we really could only do it once.”

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Q&A: Seth Rogen & Will Reiser Talk '50/50,' Head Shaving & Self Improvement

September 29th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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Hollywood doesn’t generally show young people dealing with cancer, especially not 20-somethings like Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). And if it’s going to explore such a serious topic, it’s almost certainly not going to make light of the situation like “50/50.”

Adam doesn’t drink, he doesn’t smoke, and he definitely doesn’t do drugs. It comes as a huge surprise then, when he is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and told he has a 50 percent chance of beating it. To brave the fight, Adam must lean on his best friend Kyle (Seth Rogen), who seems more interested in picking up women and ...
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Seth Rogen Calls Barbra Streisand Mom, Dumps Yvonne Strahovsky In 'My Mother's Curse'

September 28th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
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Seth Rogen has had many comedy costars: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, James Franco. Next he has a true diva. Barbra Streisand plays his mother in My Mother’s Curse. Not many people get to call Babs mom.

“I didn’t call her that that often but it was great,” Rogen said while promoting this week’s new release 50/50 at the Toronto International Film Festival. “We actually worked very well together I think. It was a lot like Joe [Gordon-Levitt] in that she really was into being a comedy team. She really embraced the idea that it was a buddy comedy with a mother and son.”

The duo goes on...
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'50/50' Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Cheer This Beautiful Heartfelt Dramedy' (Video)

September 28th, 2011 11:00am EDT
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A doctor tells a young man he has cancer - a tumor. The man replies 'Tumor...Me?' The doctor says 'yes'. The man responds...'That's impossible...I don't smoke...I don't drink...I recycle.'

The young man is Adam Lerner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and he not only has cancer...but he has a super rare cancer...a giant tumor growing along his spine and his chances are...50-50.

So what does a person do with this kind of news? Well, writer Will Reiser, the real life person that this happened to, turned his life threatening disease, into a very funny, very touching and very beautiful movie entitled...
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Review: Equal Parts Storytelling And Acting Give Powerful '50/50' Real Resonance

September 26th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
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I recently spotted an ad for "50/50" which proudly proclaimed 'brought to you by the guys who did Superbad' – bad move. Not that there isn’t some Seth Rogen-esk humor within or some amusing levity brought to the morose subject of cancer, but the true impact behind the brilliance of "50/50" lies in its drama.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Adam, a young man who has a great life, good friends and a wonderful girlfriend. But at the early age of twenty-seven he finds his life altered virtually overnight when he is suddenly diagnosed with cancer. It’s proves to be a whole new world for Adam w...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - '50/50,' 'Dream House,' & More

September 26th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
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After hearing all the hype about “Drive,” I couldn’t believe how much I hated it. It starts out promising: director Nicolas Winding Refn has some cool backseat perspectives of the driver (Ryan Gosling), and a sleek electronic soundtrack gives his shots of LA a seedy, neon glow.

However the directing quickly becomes pretentious, since Refn frequently reuses the same types of shots. Then the 80s style pop starts to feel COMPLETELY wrong, especially when you’re hit by unexpected, excessive violence on screen. These things would be more tolerable though, if the film effectively built drama...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Moneyball,' 'Abduction,' & More

September 19th, 2011 11:00am EDT
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Last week I didn’t screen any new movies, but I had a chance to conduct some awesome interviews. I talked with Jonah Hill on Monday about his role in “Moneyball” and Seth Rogen on Wednesday for his upcoming film “50/50.” Look out this week for my Jonah Hill interview and the next for mine with Seth Rogen.

Hollywood loves movies inspired by true stories this week, since they represent four of the six opening in theaters. You’ll have the opportunity to see the Brad Pitt baseball vehicle “Moneyball,” the Taylor Lautner espionage thriller “Abduction,” the Gerard Butler redemption tale “Mac...
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Emma Stone Re-Enacts 'Star Wars' Scenes In Lucasfilm's Initiative To 'Use The Force for Good' To Benefit Stand Up To Cancer (Video)

September 15th, 2011 11:39pm EDT
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Lucasfilm announced today that in celebration of the September launch of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, it is linking up with celebrities, eBay and Major League Baseball to ask fans to Use the Force for Good to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). SU2Cfunds groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives.

"Lucasfilm joining with eBay, Major League Baseball and a wonderful group of actors is an amazing force for good being brought to bear in Stand Up To Cancer's fight against this disease,and we are profoundly grateful," said SU2C Co-Fou...
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Chris Tucker Plans Movie Comeback With Two New Roles

September 8th, 2011 8:31am EDT
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Comedian Chris Tucker is preparing to make his Hollywood comeback - he's in talks for two new movie roles starring alongside Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Ben Stiller.

The funnyman, who was last seen on the big screen in 2007's "Rush Hour 3," is negotiating a part in director David O. Russell's drama "The Silver Linings Playbook," based on the novel by author Michael Quick.

The film follows a former teacher who tries to rebuild his life after four years in a mental institution and would see him work with De Niro, Cooper and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence.

Meanwhile, Tucker has also...
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Fall 2011 Movie Preview: September

August 29th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
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The end of the year is always the most exciting time for true movie lovers as the studios release the films they hope to compete in the race for the many awards shows that will happen early next year. This September will have some decent films to choose from (namely "Contagion" and "Drive"), but with a greater amount of less-than-impressive fare than is normally seen. Either way, this first month in the awards season will have moviegoers flocking to the cinema nearly every weekend.

September 2

Apollo 18

This horror/thriller has been called “The Blair Witch Project” set in space, and the ...
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Shocking And Funny New '50/50' Movie Poster!

July 13th, 2011 1:30pm EDT
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With a poster that's as shocking and funny as the film itself, the new cancer themed dramatic comedy "50/50" has a new one sheet and it's a trip indeed. The movie, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a man who finds out he has cancer, is a clever mix of serious drama with bits of humor to add levity. (See Seth Rogen!) The flick also stars Anna Kendrick as Gordon-Levitt's counselor, Bryce Dallas Howard as his girlfriend and features a stand-out performance by the mighty Anjelica Huston as his over-protective mother. (Her best work since "The Grifters!") In any case the film does bring b...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Hangover Part II,' 'Kung Fu Panda 2,' & More

May 23rd, 2011 10:00am EDT
The Hangover Part II
Johnny Depp set sail again last week as Captain Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth entry in the series. After viewing the movie, I can honestly say that it’s not the best in the franchise, but certainly not the worst either. While nothing can really top the first one in my mind, this one gets back to the spirit of the original.

Captain Jack runs into an old love interest, Angelica (Penelope Cruz), who convinces him to join her on a quest for the Fountain of Youth. Sparrow unwittingly climbs aboard the vessel of Angelica’s father, Blackbeard (Ian M...
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The Beastie Boys Release 'Fight For Your Right - Revisted' Trailer With Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Danny McBride & More

April 8th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
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The Beastie Boys have released a hilarious trailer to their 30 minute movie "Fight for Your Right - Revisited." Watch it below!

The trailer stars Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Elijah Wood, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, John C. Reilly, Ted Danson, Stanley Tucci, Rainn Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Steve Buscemi, Will Arnett and Susan Sarandon.

The short film apparently takes place right after the original "Fight for Your Right" music video, and has something to do with the Beasties Brothers from the 80s meeting the Beastie Boys from today.

Their new album, Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2, comes out May 3...
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Review: Seth Rogen Steals Scenes With Caustic Sarcasm In 'Paul'

March 18th, 2011 12:38pm EDT
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If E.T. spent enough time on Earth adapting to our language and customs, he probably would have become a wisecracking rebel just like Paul, the title character in director Greg Mottola’s latest buddy comedy. This alien with attitude, voiced by the gravelly Seth Rogen, steals scenes with his caustic sarcasm, penchant for practical jokes, and his gross personal habits. Paul is neither naive nor innocent, but his maturity or lack thereof is what makes him so hilarious.

While Rogen is humorous in the film, it helps that Brits Simon Pegg and Nick Frost pen the screenplay for “Paul.” The two...
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Megan Fox To Star In 'Knocked Up' Sequel?

March 17th, 2011 9:11am EDT
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"Transformers" beauty Megan Fox is swapping action for comedy - she's in talks to star in the sequel to Judd Apatow's box office hit "Knocked Up."

Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are set to reprise their roles in the 2007 film, which originally featured Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl as expectant parents dealing with the consequences of a one-night stand. Rudd enjoyed a supporting role as Heigl's onscreen brother-in-law, with Mann, Apatow's real-life spouse, playing his movie wife.

Details about the role Fox is in negotiations for have not been released, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Fo...
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